Welcome to Beach City Sports’ 2015 Newport Beach SPRING SEASON of Coed Flag Football! The season begins this weekend on Sunday, March 8th, and we are SO excited to have your team joining us on the sand this season! We currently have 22 teams registered, leaving room for only 2 more teams. So while you wait for the official League Schedule to be published on the evening of Thursday, March 5th, here are a few additional details that might help you prepare for your first game…
First Week Early Arrival: Please be sure to arrive 20 minutes early on this first week. Once you arrive at the beach, you’ll need to go directly to the main tent to sign in and receive your wristband (wristbands are required to play this first week), a new VIP Card, and ask any questions you may have. Please BE SURE you communicate any pertinent information onto your team players, as they will not receive any additional information from us. If you have ANY questions not answered here, please don’t hesitate to email or call us!
Location & Parking: Games are played just North of the Balboa Pier, by the Balboa Beach Fire Pits. The best cross-street for GPS purposes is Adams & Newport Balboa Bike Trail. Metered parking charges quarters or credit cards until after 6pm on the Newport Peninsula. There is also paid/permit parking available closest to the football fields within the Balboa Pier Parking Lot that can be added to in person or via a free phone app.
Rules: You can familiarize yourself with a full list of rules on our website: http://www.beachcitysports.com/rules/ .
Photos & Facebook : Weekly professional photos of the games are posted on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/beachcitysports . Recently Facebook started altering the way we can communicate with you as our ‘fans’ in an effort to make more FB Advertising dollars. We in-turn are reaching out to you as captains to make a request that you make it a priority to INVITE your friends & teammates to upcoming events, as well as to COMMENT on posts made by our Facebook Page in order to allow more mutual friends to see the posts!
Schedule: Your first game will be on Sunday, March 8th between 10AM – 1PM. The schedule for the entire season will be published online no later than 5PM on Thursday, March 5th; Once assigned, you can view your team’s schedule for the entire season at that time on our mobile-friendly website :: http://www.beachcitysports.com/schedule-all-sports/ Any games you are not able to attend, please communicate with your team captain to let them know in advance.
Clothing: Team shirts are DRY FIT again by popular demand this season, and will be received no later than the 3rd week. For the first week may we recommend you bring both a light and dark shirt to represent home & away. Proper attire throughout the season will include comfortable shorts or pants without belt loops (avoid baggy shorts that impede with hanging flags). Shirts are required to be TUCKED IN if they interfere with the flag-belt in any way. We also suggest bringing socks just in case the sand is too hot or cold. Flags & other equipment will be provided.
Food & Drinks: Hydration is important when playing outdoor sports, so please be sure to pack your own water bottle. Water and Sunrype Fruit Bars will be provided for free under the main tent, as well as you are also welcome to bring your own coolers, snacks, and drinks. After the games, our NEW SPONSOR BAR Cruisers Bar and Grill will be offering 25% off their entire menu to all players for the rest of the day.
First Aid: Any injuries or complaints should be addressed to a BCS Staff Member at the main registration tent.
Three League-Wide Weekly Challenges: Each week our Referees will nominate a team to win a Performance Challenge (which is announced in our weekly newsletter every week), Team Spirit Awards, and one Player of the Week who will receive a BCS ‘Game Ball’ to commemorate their good game! As with all weekly prizes, make sure you or your team captain checks into our main tent to receive your claim ticket for a free pitcher of beer OR free appetizer at Cruisers!
Bad Weather Days: No need to stress about days that bring rain or too strong of wind! In light weather cases we most-often will still play; however if bad weather were to happen, we will ‘call’ bad weather days by 9AM on game day via facebook (www.facebook.com/beachcitysportsemail) and by informing each team captain with a text message. Instead of playing, we will stay dry by enjoying a ‘Rain Gear Pub Crawl’ as a group on the Newport Peninsula!
Playoffs and Championship Games: No non-rostered subs will be permitted during playoffs. Assuming no delays this season due to bad weather, playoffs will be held on Sunday, May 10th; Championship games on Sunday, May 17th. No Games will be held on April 5th in honor of Easter Sunday.
Lastly, Tell a Friend! We still have room for up to 2 more teams this Spring Season, and team captains have until Noon on Wednesday March 4th to register online. Your friends can register throughout the season for these sports and more at www.beachcitysportsregistrations.com
Please don’t hesitate to call, text, or email us anytime if you have any questions or concerns not addressed in this email. Good Luck Everyone & We’ll See you on the Sand…!
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